Program 6

Present Perspectives

CELEBRATING TODAY'S TALENT

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov

Yuri Possokhov’s vivacious Classical Symphony, a joyous blend of classical and contemporary movement, is as exuberant in mood as it is fiendishly quick and challenging for the dancers.


APPASSIONATA

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Choreographer: Benjamin Millepied

Three couples explore a full spectrum of relationship dynamics–from fiery and tumultuous to tender and intimate.


THE SEASONS — San Francisco Ballet Premiere

Composer: Alexander Glazunov
Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky

Co-commissioned with American Ballet Theatre, this anticipated premiere will be the seventh work by celebrated choreographer Alexei Ratmansky to join the SF Ballet repertoire.

PART OF PRINCIPAL 8 AND PRINCIPAL 5 SEASON TICKETS

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CLASSICAL SYMPHONY
Costume Design: Sandra Woodall
Lighting Design: David Finn
Video Concept by: Yuri Zhukov

World Premiere: April 9, 2010—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

APPASSIONATA
Staged by: Janie Taylor and Sebastien Marcovici
Scenic Design: Camille Dugas
Costume Design: Alessandro Sartori
Lighting Design: Jim French

World Premiere: February 5, 2016—Paris Opera Ballet (originally titled La Nuit S’Achève), Palais Garnier; Paris, France

San Francisco Ballet Premiere: February 12, 2019—War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

THE SEASONS
Costume Design: Robert Perdziola
Lighting Design: Mark Stanley

World Premiere: May 20, 2019—American Ballet Theatre, Metropolitan Opera House; New York, New York


Classical Symphony

The 2010 world premiere of Classical Symphony was made possible by Lead Sponsor Athena and Timothy Blackburn.